"International trade is highly important to the economic viability of the Cincinnati area and our nation. Exporting and importing open the way for more and better jobs. "

— Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, 1975

Greater Cincinnati’s foreign trade zone program began in 1979 to encourage growth and economic development by providing savings opportunities to businesses with international operations, which can result in the retention, expansion, and attraction of both jobs and investment in our region.Two Foreign Trade Zones are located in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Companies operating within the geographic areas of either zone are potential candidates for FTZ benefits.

These foreign trade zones complement a valuable network of transportation and logistic assets in our region that contribute to our recognition as among the best regional international business locations in the United States.

Use this interactive decision tree below to quickly determine if your business is a viable candidate for FTZ usage.

Static Decision Tree: